Innisfail Hotels

Few Innisfail Hotels remain today.

When I was growing up in Innisfail, before the days of strict drink driving laws. When Innisfail was a sugar town with contractors filling the town for six months of the year. And before subsequent social changes gave us many more options to fill our leisure hours, there were three to four times the number of hotels in Innisfail as there is today.

As well as the three remaining hotels at the time of writing this article, The Goondi Hill Hotel, The Crown Hotel and The Commonwealth Hotel, old Innisfailites may remember:

The Innisfail Hotel, The White Horse Hotel, The Grand Central Hotel, The Riverview Hotel, The Queens Hotel, The Federal Hotel, The Exchange Hotel (The Cane Cutter),  and The Imperial Hotel.

WhatsOn2They have all gone now, although I understand that it is still a possibility that the Imperial Hotel may re-open it’s doors.

The three remaining hotels all operate in the old traditional pub formats, providing a congenial atmosphere in which to enjoy a cold beer out of the northern heat, they have dining rooms (restaurants) and bottle shops, they also provide gaming facilities these days for pokie players and some entertainment.

Accommodation is still a major contributor to their viability as it always has been, with all venues chasing the valuable custom of travellers, out-Innisfail Hotels Accommodationof-town workers and backpackers, as people staying at the pub usually also dine and drink there.

Hotel accommodation is a great option if you are looking for a place to stay. The tariff is usually almost half of what you would pay in motels and all of the facilities are built in, including dinning, bars, entertainment and gaming.

As far as Innisfail Hotels are concerned, the Goondi Hill Hotel has quality air conditioned rooms for singles, twin share and families some rooms with ensuite, and the food and service is second to none.